Anti-gunners are always pushing for registration of firearms and their owners for a reason, it sets the stage for future confiscations, although they vehemently deny this. They would have us believe their registration schemes are for public safety, although it’s never been shown that registration has reduced crime in countries in which it has been implemented. They want us to believe they support our 2nd Amendment rights and only ask us to concede on “reasonable restrictions” for the safety of our children… it’s always about the children.
In 2010 New York City passed an ordinance that banned shotguns and rifles capable of holding more than (5) rounds. The city has mandatory registration of both long guns and handguns plus requires owners to be licensed as well. It was only a matter of time before the city decided to enforce the 2010 law and demand owners of most every type of semi-automatic long arm in existence to turn them in or face legal ramifications.
On November 18th of this year, the city of New York started mailing notices to registered gun owners stating they must “immediately surrender” their rifle and/or shotgun to their local police precinct, then instructed the subject to notify the city of the “invoice number” given to them by police for the transaction. The letter went on to say, “The firearm may be sold or permanently removed from the city of New York thereafter.” The subject could also offer proof the firearm(s) in question were either moved out of city limits or were modified by a licensed gunsmith to be compliant with the law.
I use the term “subject” to describe the former citizens of New York because as citizens with unalienable rights they wouldn’t be bound by such edicts. They have been subjugated.
People often times ask my why I’m staunchly opposed to registration or even “background checks” conducted by the federal government. I’m opposed because it’s not a matter of “if” confiscations will occur once the government has a database of gun owners, it’s only a matter of “when”, as we’re now seeing in NYC.
Yes, I said I’m opposed to background checks too. Why? Because the government isn’t to be trusted. They lie, they cheat, they spy, they extort, they murder and they do everything they possibly can to maintain control of the population. So when the government claims they’re not keeping records of NICS transactions, I don’t trust them. There is evidence that the FBI doesn’t destroy the data collected by NICS as required by law. Every once in a while someone in government slips up and leaks a glimpse of what’s really going on behind the scenes. Take this 2011 news story as an example.
Scroll to the end of the article and read the 3rd paragraph from the bottom.
Police suspect the siblings are carrying “an arsenal of weapons,” after tracing prior background checks run by gun sellers and confirming that Ryan bought an AK-47 assault rifle at a pawn shop two years ago. Authorities say the rifle is similar to the one used in the bank robbery. Similar checks also show Stanley owns guns.
Did you catch that? They “traced prior background checks” and confirmed Ryan owned an AK that he purchased two years ago from a pawn shop. You see, through the NICS background check system and the requirement for gun shops to keep records of all firearms sales, every single gun owner is currently “registered” which allows the government to know exactly what you have and where you have it. The BATF can stroll into any gun shop in the country and demand the dealer open their books so they can investigate customers and see exactly what they’ve purchased. The BATF doesn’t need a warrant to demand to see this information and gun shops routinely make it available to them either by phone or when the agents show up in person.
When a gun shop goes out of business, by law the shop must mail the records to the BATF. I think we can safely assume the ATF doesn’t destroy them. I’m betting they digitize and archive them thus creating a secret backdoor registry.
We’re told that federal registration of gun owners is illegal, but yet it’s taking place.
We’ve been conditioned by the media and by gun-grabbers to believe that background checks are “reasonable” for public safety, yet until 1998 we didn’t have the NICS system. How did we ever get along before NICS? Were people being slaughtered in droves by madmen with guns before NICS? No… Long before NICS was implemented, the crime rate was dropping nationwide. There is no evidence that NICS has had any positive impact on public safety what-so-ever, yet we’re told it’s a reasonable encroachment on our Constitutionally protected rights.
NICS and 4473 forms combined are gun owner registration, pure and simple.
Join the fight against registration by becoming politically active. While organizations like the NRA fight many good battles on our behalf, they fall far short on this issue as they support the current background check system. We need to support organizations like Armed Citizens United that vow to fight against backdoor registration. It’s up to us to secure our rights for future generations. We also need to make sure we keep compromisers such as Brandon Webb off the NRA board of directors.